Sunday, September 25, 2011

Papertrey Blog Hop: Bells & Boughs

Today is the monthly Papertrey Blog Hop and this month they included a fun and unique photo inspiration:


I just received a PTI order yesterday and given that I have the goal of using stamps from THE box of yet-to-be used stamps - I had to usee these stamps before they even made it into THE box.  Plus I used a Fillable Frame set that had been hiding in the box for awhile now!


My main inspiration was the colors - a group of colors that I would never, ever have put together!  I did start out working with the graphic lines, but the only thing that survived from my first "inspiration" was the Cane Print background.

I added some gold shimmer spritz to the Autumn Rose medallion and the bells.  I wanted it on the Autumn Rose because it seemed like such a strange color in this mix.  I thought the gold would change it enough to fit in, but as you can see, you can barely see the gold and I think the Rose still blends!  What a great inspiration piece!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Bells & Boughs, Christmas Blessings, Fillable Frames #10
  • Paper: Papertrey Smokey Shadow, Autumn Rose, white
  • Ink: Papertrey Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, and inks to coordinate with Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow
  • Accessories: Papertrey Bells & Boughs dies, Fillable Frames #10 die, Doily Details Die, Cane Print Impression Plate, Hawaiian Shores ribbon

18 comments:

Kara said...

beautiful..love the layout!!

Marge said...

This is GORGEOUS with another set I'm anxious to get -- my fav from the Christmas releases! LOVE your take on the challenge!!!

Sara Mac said...

What a beautiful card! I love the bg impression and the doily. I used the same set for the hop.

Rebecca said...

beautiful!

Deanna Jean said...

Great use of the colors in the inspiration photo.

paperella said...

Fantastic card! Love the layout :)

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Kim! Love that color combo!

Inkyfingers said...

I love the design Kim, and the colour combination is fab.
Hugs
Carol x

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the card, the cane impression plate plays right into the challenge. Isn't it fun getting a new box of PTI.

Jenny said...

Love it Kim, very different colours for Christmas but they work so well actually :)
Jenny x

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, Kim, this is incredible! The Cane Print is quickly becoming a new favorite of mine, and it really pops on the dark cardstock. Love how you clustered the bells over the doily and label, too.

Debgem said...

Super layout, lovely embossed background - a super festive card!

kingstonmama said...

This is really beautiful, Kim. I love how you've used the colors to make a Christmas card. Those stamps are gorgeous, too!

Lori said...

Great layout and use of color!

Arlene said...

Kim, I love the boldness of this card...absolutely beautiful! :)

Aileen said...

Lovely funky and different Christmas Card. The colours do go well together. x

Stephanie said...

WOW! Love how you got to use some of your new stampy goodness on this! So pretty!

Kristii said...

Soooo pretty!! Love the red doily and the bells!!! Very striking!